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Labor Needs Rapid Responders

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing Committee
17 Sep, 2021
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Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Aguilar attended the Dallas AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on September 16. “Things can change by the minute,” was how he characterized the situation in Texas for working families.


Aguilar was perfectly synchronized with Dallas Political Director Mariah Warwick, who emphasized the need to build our Rapid Response Team. Warwick needs volunteers who might be able to respond to new situations as fast as they come up.

The Council meeting also discussed our highly successful Labor Day event, a lawsuit for voter rights, apprenticeship jobs that are available, and other developments concerning working families in Dallas County. Vice President Bonnie Mathias chaired the meeting. She ended it by asking everyone to listen to “Workers Beat” at 9AM every Saturday on

Register Everyone to Vote

If we learned anything at all from the big fight over voter rights in the Texas Legislature, it was that our votes really matter. We need to make sure that everyone is registered under their correct name and address. A good way to check registration, make necessary changes, and even to apply to vote by mail, is to use

More instructions for activists are on our Dallas AFL-CIO web site


Sep 19, 1P: Rally for Palestine at Belo Garden, 1014 Main in Dallas

Sep 20: LCLAA Day of Action on Immigration to call on our senators to support a path to citizenship for the broadest segment of undocumented workers as possible, as well as to support the PRO Act and the American Jobs Plan 833-770-1697

Sep 20 & 27: Moral Mondays will hold public rallies. Poor People’s Campaign

Sep 20: Expiration of American Postal Workers Union contract

Sep 23: North Texas “Giving Day.” Workers Defense Project wants to be considered. 

Sep 20: 3rd special Texas legislative session to start

Sep 23, 6P: DISD School Board meets at 5151 Samuel Blvd

Sep 24, 7P: DFW YALL Movie Night  

Sep 25: Possible general strike in India

Sep 28: National Voter Registration Day

Oct 1: International Senior Citizens Day

Oct 14: YALL-DFW monthly meeting 

Oct 18-29: Early voting